January 19, 2015 - January 23, 2015

ASEAN: CLDP to Implement Third Country Training Program on Trade Facilitation

CLDP, in Partnership with Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Civil Service College, will implement a week-long workshop on January 19-23, 2015, focusing on trade facilitation for participants from Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). The program will take an in-depth look at international legal obligations pertaining to trade agreements, investment promotion authorities, regulatory coherence, optimum supply-chain management, and customs best practices. Trade facilitation is an important topic in the S.E. Asia region as the members of ASEAN are slated to form a single economic community in 2015.

The workshop is the first workshop of the three-phase Third Country Training Program (TCTP), a joint initiative between Singapore and the U.S. Department of State, focusing on areas of commercial law, including trade facilitation, public procurement, and intellectual property rights. The next two programs are scheduled to take place later in 2015.

January 12, 2015 - January 16, 2015

Iraq Transactional Lawyers Workshop

CLDP will conduct a five-day training of trainers in Istanbul, Turkey for Iraqi goverment officials on drafting and negotiating international contracts. The purpose of the workshop is to develop a cadre of transactional lawyers in Iraq who can effectively negotiate transactions involving large infrastructure projects and strategic partnerships.

January 12, 2015 - January 15, 2015

U.S.- Pakistan Consultations on Gas Market Regulation

On January 12-15, 2015, CLDP will hold consultations in Singapore for 15 energy officials from the Government of Pakistan on best practices in gas market regulation. CLDP energy law experts will provide a series of presentations on establishing competitive domestic gas markets that drive investment and efficiently connect supply and demand, including training on market assessment tools and case studies of regulatory successes from markets around the world. The program will also include consultations with relevant actors in the energy sector of Singapore, a market with very recent experience in gas market restructuring and liberalization.

December 17, 2014 - December 20, 2014

CLDP Conducts Phase Two of Afghan Transparency Initiative

On December 17-20, CLDP will conduct the second phase of its initiative to promote transparency and legitimate business practices among various sectors in Afghanistan.

December 15, 2014 - December 18, 2014

Iraq: Workshop on Arbitration Clauses for Iraqi Contract Directorates

CLDP, in coordination with the Iraqi Shura Council, will conduct a workshop for Iraqi officials from at least ten different contracting directorates that are tasked with infrastructure and service-delivery projects. 

December 2, 2014 - December 8, 2014

New Staff Training for the Afghanistan Center for Dispute Resolution (ACDR)

In conjunction with local Afghan partners and CLDP’s U.S.-based experts, CLDP will conduct commercial dispute resolution training in Manama, Bahrain December 2 – 8 for newly hired staff and mediators of the recently established Afghanistan Center for Dispute Resolution (ACDR). 

December 1, 2014 - December 12, 2014

CLDP trains Afghan Legislature and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Lawyers in Legislative Drafting

CLDP is conducting two Legislative Drafting Training Workshops on December 1-5 and December 8-12, 2014 in Paris, France for 45 participants from Afghanistan and GCC countries. 

November 7, 2014 - November 8, 2014

Workshop on Investor-State Arbitration for Georgian Government Officials

CLDP, in partnership with the Ministry of Justice of Georgia, held a two-day workshop on investor-state arbitration in Kvareli, Georgia at the Training Center of the Ministry of Justice. 

November 3, 2014 - November 7, 2014

Understanding Power Purchase Agreements

In early November 2014, CLDP (in partnership with the African Legal Support Facility) brought together a group of international experts to draft and publish a handbook on Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). The handbook is intended to provide an overview of PPAs and the obligations, risks and remedies that are found within them.  The group of experts, all whom contributed their time on a pro-bono basis, included contributors from governments, development banks, private banks and leading international law firms.